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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Aug 3, 2011 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Do You Like About The 80's ?

"Laboriously" sounds about right to me. Presumably phil also likes Wave to the Wind, right?

Edit: I think Days gains lots of traction from the fact that nobody wants to dis Jerry's last big, tragic ballad -- least of all Phil, I would think. But, hey, what do I know? Lots of people are really into So Many Roads too, so I wouldn't pretend to understand what songs Deadheads like or why they like them.

This post was modified by snow_and_rain on 2011-08-03 16:15:20

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Aug 3, 2011 9:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Do You Like About The 80's ?

I doubt Phil likes Wave to the Wind that much, since the band dropped it, and I don't think it's been played much (if at all) by any of the follow up bands?

I don't think you can judge someone's musical taste by the fact they wrote some failed songs. By that standard, who has good taste? Almost everyone has some weak songs.

Anyway, I'm sorry if I've been too argumentative about the value of the song, it's far from one of my favorites, anyway. It was LIA who mentioned it in the first place, I think "So Many Roads" and "Lazy River Road" are both better, even among the last Garcia songs. I wish Days Between had a shorter sung portion, and actually did a bigger and more open jam - that goes back to what I've been saying about how the GD would have done better to focus more on instrumental improv based on themes rather than elaborate arrangements, for their later material. Some people connect this to Robert Hunter writing too many words for his later songs.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Aug 3, 2011 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Do You Like About The 80's ?

"I wish Days Between had a shorter sung portion, and actually did a bigger and more open jam"

I basically agree, except I'd replace the "had a shorter sung portion, and actually did a bigger and more open jam" with "was dropped and they just played Stella Blue or Morning Dew instead."

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 3, 2011 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Do You Like About The 80's ?

Etta James.